Link between gut bacteria and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 11 July 2016

"A new study has identified a bacterial blueprint for chronic fatigue syndrome, offering further evidence that it is a physical disease with biological causes and not a psychological condition." - NY Times, July 2016.


GHN Researcher Kirsten Coppell awarded HRC Funding

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 16 June 2016

Congratulations to Dr Kirsten Coppell who received funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand for her project: What predicts regression from prediabetes to normal glucose regulation?


Lighting the path from the gut to the brain

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 10 June 2016

Vagal nerve stimulation is used to treat epilepsy and depression and more recently has been found to be potentially beneficial for the treatment of obesity. However, the mechanism by which vagal stimulation causes weight loss is unclear. The vagus nerve innervates many intrathoracic and intra-abdominal organs to regulate their function and also contains sensory fibers that monitor intestinal nutrients and volume. Now, Williams et al. have begun to specifically examine the connections between the gut and the brain.


World IBD Day May 19

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 11 May 2016

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, May 19th


NZ Society Gastroenterology Conference 2016 - Call for Abstracts

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 6 May 2016

The NZ Society of Gastroenterology and NZNO Gastro Nurses Section – Annual Scientific Meeting,
th – 25th November 2016


IBD Research Review - new edition available

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 5 May 2016

Latest edition of IBD Research Review is now available - click here to access


PhD Project in IBD available

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 April 2016

Quality of Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New Zealand and Impact on Quality of Life


NZ Society of Gastroenterology - Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 April 2016

Position statement of Faecal Occult Blood [FOB] testing on Asymptomatic People.


Gut microbes may affect stroke severity

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 1 April 2016

"The bacteria that inhabit our guts have become key players for neuroscientists. A growing body of research links them to a wide array of mental and neurological disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now a study in mice published this week in Nature Medicine suggests that striking the right microbial balance could cause changes in the immune system that significantly reduce brain damage after a stroke—the second leading cause of both death and disability for people around the globe."  - Scientific American


World Gastro Conference 2016

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 14 March 2016

The first announcement of the World Gastro Conference 2016 has just been made. This year the conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 November. 

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